This was a good idea. I’ve started brining downloaded albums (which I like to call ‘previews’) to work with me so I can give ’em a listen and suss out what’s worth buying. Yesterday I decided to buy the new Constantines and took a pass on the Jason Collett disc; today I have the new Dandy Warhols disc Odditorium Or Warlords Of Mars and Underwater Cinematographer from The Most Serene Republic. So far I’m happy enough with the DW disc that I’ll buy it. I had no time for Welcome To The Monkeyhouse, but I like this return of spaciness they’ve undergone.
I’ve only skimmed through the TMSR disc, but at first listen it was pretty good. [update: on second listen, no it isn’t.]